There’s nothing more frustrating than when you’re in a rush and find that your garage door isn’t opening as you press the button. Because your garage door system is made up of many working parts, there could be a lot of reasons why your garage door won’t open.

If your garage door won’t open, learn more about what could be causing this problem. You’ll be able to more helpfully relay information to the garage door company when you call them for a repair.

If your garage door isn’t opening, here are some things to look for.

• The batteries need to be replaced. Check if the batteries in the remote need to be replaced. The wall opener may need batteries too. If you press the button and the lights won’t light up on the remote, it’s a sign that you need to replace the batteries.

If you press the button and the lights do light up but the door still won’t operate, this could mean that there’s something wrong with the opener.

• A spring is broken. The springs on your garage door lift the weight of the garage door. If a spring is broken, the garage door won’t open or will struggle to open, whether you’re trying to open the garage door with a remote or you’re trying to open it manually.

If the spring is broken, when you press the button, the opener will make a humming sound but the door won’t open or it will sound like it’s trying to open. Another sign of a broken garage door spring is if, when you’re trying to open the door, it only opens a foot or so then stops.

One way you can tell that a spring is broken is by looking up into the garage door system; you’ll be able to see the broken spring. It’s important to remember that if you see the spring is broken, don’t operate the door or try to tamper with the spring. If you try to open the door when a spring is broken, you can end up damaging other parts of the system, such as the opener.

• The opener isn’t working properly. If you press the button to open the garage door and hear the motor running but it’s not opening, something inside the opener isn’t working. The opener is made up of many parts, and when one part is damaged, it won’t operate your door properly.

One thing to remember when your garage door isn’t opening is not to attempt to repair it yourself. Over 20,000 injuries occur each year when people who aren’t qualified to fix their garage door attempt repairs. Your garage door system contains powerful parts that have the potential to harm you. It’s also possible that you could end up damaging the system since you aren’t sure how to perform the proper repairs.

If your garage door won’t open, trust the certified technicians at Precision Door of Delaware to complete the repairs that you need for a working garage door. Click here to contact Precision Door.

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